Musicians set to perform at More Music

Roddy Woomble
Roddy Woomble

Some of the UK’s most acclaimed musicians will be performing at a Morecambe music venue this autumn.

Acts including award-winning Roddy Woomble, lead singer of rock band Idlewild, will be joined by jazz vocalist Ian Shaw and new artists like Rae Morris who has just been signed by Atlantic Records and is tipped for great things.

They will all be performing at the Hothouse on Devonshire Road as part of the latest venture by community music and education charity More Music.

The first More Music Presents gig features seven artists from Grand Union Orchestra who take to the stage on October 20.

The line-up features one of the UK’s most influential jazz musicians, trumpeter Claude Deppa and sitar player Baluji Shrivastav who performed at the Paralympics closing ceremony. All of the artists will be supported by and play alongside local musicians.

Grand Union Orchestra will share the stage with Chas Ambler and The Long Walk Chinese Ensemble. Members of the orchestra will also be taking part in workshops in the resort earlier in the day.

On November 22, Roddy Woomble will be supported by Cumbrian banjo player Bill Lloyd and The Lakeland Fiddlers; Blackpool singer-songwriter Rae Morris will be at the venue on December 7, performing alongside local youngster Katy Pickles.

The final concert this year will be Ian Shaw, who has twice been named Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards. He will be performing a version of Steve Wonder’s Heaven Help Us All at the end of his gig on December 15, alongside Lancaster musician Howard Haigh and The Millennium Choir.

Tickets for all events are priced from £6. Contact More Music for booking information on 01524 831997.